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Son of a Wing

Member Since 09 Aug 2003
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In Topic: Dustin Brown losing captaincy

29 May 2016 - 09:44 PM

I didn't mean "it works" in the sense that it would dramatically improve the team. I've always thought that stripping the captaincy from a player would just create a very awkward situation in the dressing room - leaving one player dejected and maybe creating sympathetic resentment against management or a coach. I should have said more that their example shows that changing captains doesn't ruin the dynamic of a team and they can move on.

 

Maybe it's just specific to the San Jose situation, though, since they stripped it from Marleau and Thornton and therefore it didn't seem as big a deal. In other team's situations, I could see a player demanding a trade or other internal problems.

 

I think it would depend on how close the room is.  

 

If I had lost the captaincy I would be disappointed as well.  However, if say my best friend was given it instead. I would be genuinely happy for him and wouldn't have any awkwardness.  If a teammate whom you're not really close with was given it, it would be awkward...


In Topic: Tomas Nosek signs a 2 year extension

27 May 2016 - 12:58 PM

Good signing, great cap-hit.

 

He'll be on the roster next year. 


In Topic: IIHF World Championships

27 May 2016 - 12:24 PM

Short update on Nyquist: he did not make the Swedish team that will play the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto, September.

All in all I agree with the decision to leave him out when looking at the roster.

 

I hope this is the kick in the ass he needs to motivate him to bring his game to another level.

 

One can dream...


In Topic: IIHF World Championships

23 May 2016 - 07:47 PM

So wait... there's 2 Sebastian Ahos?

Isn't there a Swedish defenceman with the same name?

In Topic: IIHF World Championships

21 May 2016 - 02:47 PM

Larkin is going to be a stud.

I have to keep telling myself he's only 19.